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BP, diabetic patient having swollen legs, pus coming out. Blood test done. RBC, alumin protein dropping. Serious?

Hi Dr Samuel My mum is 78 years old...she has high blood pressure and also is a diabetic. Recently for the past couple of months, her legs have been swollen and lately pus is coming out from her swollen legs. Had a blood test done on Sat. the main results of the blood tests are as follows: Urea 7.2; Creatine 131; Glucose 18.17; Sodium 135; Albumin 26; GGT 156.7; Total RBC 3.82; MCV 103.0; ESR 95...her alumin protein keeps dropping and her RBC too...what does all these symptons signify? How serious is her condition? Can the swelling and pus heal? Please kindly advise. Have a great day. Best Regards Jason
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Dear sir

Welcome to health care magic

Your serum creatinine levels are quite high and sugarg are uncontrolled
There will be every chamber of getting infections which are life threatening. Even if your limb goes for anaerobic infections then there are chances of going for gangrene. For which you need amputations
Control your sugars tightly if possible use insulins to control it.
Secondly select proper antibiotics by doing pus culture and sensitivity. Control the infection
Slow the progression of penal disease by consulting your doctor

Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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